Help Make New York City Rude Again


Since mid-February a spirited campaign has quietly been brewing to return New York City to its former glory. See, Travel and Leisure magazine had the nerve to place NYC at second place on their rudest cities in America list, behind Los Angeles. In response, someone started a Tumblr, as tends to happen. It’s called pointedly “Re-Establish NYC as the Rudest City in America” and declares in its inaugural post that Travel and Leisure “has it all wrong, and we’re pissed.” The website will serve as a “central point for evidence collection that NYC is the rudest place in America” in order to “secure the title belt in 2012.”

The plan is to crowdsource rudeness:

* Contribute tweets with the rudest, “Only in New York” moments that you come across and include the hashtag #rudenyc – we’ll do the same and post the best ones here.

* Follow us on Follow NYCRudeMoments on Twitter and send your stories to: @NYCRudeMoments

* Submit your rudest stories, videos, pictures, etc using the submit tab to the right

* Send your stories, pictures and videos to we’ll post them here

* Spread the word about the movement and embrace your inner asshole, we need this to be a mean year

Travel and Leisure has already taken notice, probably thanks to rich nuggets like this submission from yesterday: “Frail older woman w/ luggage, getting on airport bus, asks driver for assistance. His reply: Not in my job description, lady.” We love to hate this place, too.